13 Jul Pacquiao Denies Media Reports About Him Taking a Senate Leave for Boxing Match
Media reports about Manny Pacqiuao to take a leave from the Senate were a buzz online after Top Rank CEO Bob Arum told Boxingscene.com that the Filipino boxer is looking for another opponent and is working with Senate President Franklin Drilon figuring out how he can proceed on a break to train. However, Pacquiao denied the said reports.
With his own words, Pacquiao said, “There is no truth to media reports that I’m planning to take a leave from my Senate duties just to fight again atop the ring.”
Yet, the world-boxing champ remained open to the idea of doing boxing and government work at the same time. And according to him, boxing is his only means to support his family and others in need adding that, “Politics, to me, is a vocation, not a means to eke out a living. I want to maintain that belief, I want to keep my dignity intact while in public service.”
Regardless of this, Pacquiao said that, “I want to make it clear – my priority is my legislative works. My next fight has not yet been discussed. Should there be any, I’ll make sure it will not interfere with my Senate duties,” and that, “If ever I decide to fight again, rest assured, it will happen when Congress is on recess so there’s no need for me to go on leave.”
And to further prove to the people his point, Pacquiao promised that he will have his entire training here in the Philippines for future fights ensuring that he can attend session even while on training camp.